Saturday, November 7, 2009

Responsible Dog Ownership Event

Saturday, November 7, 2009 from 12 noon until 4pm
Tecumseh Carling Park Dog Park

A fun and educational event will feature canine health and recreational information, training demonstrations and local canine service providers.

RAFFLE PRIZES & Fundraiser event for the Windsor Essex County Humane Society!

PET PIX PORTRAITS by Angie Chauvin!

Exhibits by:
  • Angie Chauvin Photography
  • Animal Antics, Animal Behaviour Centre
  • Crossroads Canine Academy & Day Camp
  • Dog Legislation Council of Canada
  • Essex County K9 Services
  • Poochies Mobile Spa
  • Riplees Ranch
  • Ruff Cuts Pet Grooming by Nathalie
  • The Dog Coach
  • Windsor Essex County Humane Society

(rain date: Sunday, November 8th)

Monday, August 31, 2009

New Dog Park in Windsor

There is a new dog park coming to Memorial Park on Ypres. Strange that it's so close to the other park, but a nice addition to the city. I'll post more soon when it opens officially...I guess they have a bit more of the fencing/gate to finish.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Dog Friendly Tecumseh?

Check out this ridiculous story:

Non-resident pooches banished from dog park

Deputy Mayor Tom Burton is so convinced the town’s new dog park is being overused by non-resident dogs that he wants the OPP to collar the offending owners and charge them with trespassing.

Burton got town council Tuesday to approve a motion to make the town’s new off-leash dog park off-limits to anyone who doesn’t buy a Tecumseh dog tag for their pet.

Terrible tourism. Terrible public relations.

You want the dogs of your town to be socialized as it makes life a lot easier for everyone. What does it matter if those dogs are from another area? You have to pay for the park maintenance regardless of who uses it. In addition, Tecumseh residents have used the Windsor dog parks for years and I do not think that anyone here cares.

So on behalf of Windsor's dog lovers, we welcome you to come to our city and welcome you to use any of our parks alongside our residents! Bring your kids, bring your dogs. Perhaps you live nearby or perhaps you are vacationing here...we do not mind. We know that you might shop or grab lunch or a coffee while you are here (or even book a hotel room) and we welcome you to return and do this on a regular basis.

Of course, regardless of where you play with your pooch you should have your vaccinations up-to-date and have your pet registered where you live. That just helps protect us all.

My dogs look forward to meeting your dogs in the near future!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Border City Barkers Agility Club (Windsor)

Name: Border City Barkers Agility Club
Location: 4465 Huron Church Line Road, Windsor
Map: Click here for a Google map.

Dog Notes:

  • Training is indoors at Windsor Therapeutic Riding
  • Bring your own waste bags (but there are clean up tools available)
  • There is one garbage can outside
  • Bring lots of treats
  • There are no washrooms or water taps so "go" before you go and bring water for your dog
  • $100 for 6 lessons; you must take the beginner course then intermediate before you can attend their "drop-in" sessions

Family Notes:
  • Some children take the class with their parents
  • Lots to watch but nowhere to sit

Since Leeloo is a climber we thought she would love this class and we were right. The trainer is fantastic and energetic and the reinforcement of basic obedience was great.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

PetSmart Training (Windsor)

Name: PetSmart Training
Location: PetSmart, 4001 Legacy Park Drive, Windsor
Map: Click here for a Google map.

Dog Notes:

  • Bring treats
  • Must use leash
  • There are many clean up areas and garbage cans
  • Discounts for rescue dogs; regular price for beginner class was $119

Family Notes:
  • Washrooms and seating areas

We're enjoying our training and some families do bring a child to help with training.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Chopin Park (Windsor)

Name: Chopin Park
Location: Franklin Avenue & Rossini Blvd, Windsor
Website: n/a
Map: Click here for a Google map.

Dog Notes:

  • Must use leash
  • Bring your own waste bags
  • There is one garbage can
  • Bring your own water

Family Notes:
  • No washrooms or seating areas
  • Senior and junior swing sets
  • Small playground equipment
  • Softball diamond
  • 3.8 acres with lots of open, grassy areas

Not very well lit at night.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Malden Park (Windsor)

Name: Malden Park
Location: 4200 Malden Road, Windsor

Dog Notes:

  • Must use leash
  • Bring your own waste bags
  • There are lots of garbage cans around the park
  • Washrooms are available but you might want to bring your own water as the opening times may vary

Family Notes:
  • Lots of picnic tables and areas to have a nice lunch
  • War memorial
  • Toboggan hill and lots of trails
  • Pond with ducks and geese
  • 175 acres with naturalized or paved trails for hiking, biking, etc.

On cooler days, bring proper attire as the area is quite open and the wind is strong. On the day we went there were glass bottles smashed all over the memorial so we had to stay away.